Olivia McNair of Ottertail earned the third prize Oct. 26 at Speaking Proudly, an oratory contest for high school girls at the State Capitol.

McNair was awarded for her eight-minute speech “It’s all About the Benjamins," on the topic of campaign financing by corporations and the very wealthy that unfairly affect the outcome of the elections, according to a news release.

McNair has been on the Perham speech team for the past six years and is the team captain, according to the release. She shared with other winners $1,750 in prize money.

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